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Pleasanton Chamber to recognize leaders in business, community

53rd annual Community Service awards to be presented March 23 at Firehouse Arts Center

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce this week announced the names of business and community leaders who will be recognized at its 53rd Annual Community Service Awards celebration March 23.

The awards, going to those who the the chamber cites as "deserving individuals, groups and businesses who have demonstrated excellence and community leadership in business, volunteer activities and achievement," will be presented in a ceremony at the Firehouse Arts Center.

"The program began in 1963 to recognize good people doing great things in the community," said Susie Weiss, the chamber's manager of Communications and Special Events. "Since then hundreds of recipients have been honored."

Those chosen for the awards and their categories are:

Fratellone Family Chiropractic

Business Philanthropy: For businesses that have provided philanthropic service beyond the scope of normal business activity.

Wealth Management Associates

Excellence in Business: For businesses that have made a positive impact in the Pleasanton community through their achievement within the scope of normal business activity.

Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation

Excellence in Service: For organizations that have contributed to Pleasanton.

Eleanor Flatley

Distinguished Individual Service: For individuals who have contributed to Pleasanton through exceptional service to the community or philanthropic efforts.

Frank Capilla

Lifetime Achievement: For individuals who have contributed to Pleasanton through exceptional service to the community or philanthropic efforts over the whole of a career.

Pleasanton Corporate Commons / Hines

Green Business: For businesses that promote sustainable environmental business practices throughout their organization for the benefit of employees, customers or the community.

The awards ceremony, which will start at 6 p.m., is open to the public at a cost of $35 per person. Tickets are on sale now on the Chamber's website (www.pleasanton.org).

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